I Am Legend Sequel November 25, 2008 Is the “I Am Legend” prequel suddenly a sequel? According to web rumours, the current “I am Legend” prequel is being redrafted as a sequel. Scripted by D.B Weiss, the film was to be based on a detailed outline delivered by none other than Will Smith. The prequel would take place “several years before the original” and follow Smith’s character Robert Neville as he fails to save a small pocket of survivors. As yet the studio has not confirmed reports of the change; check back with Movies.ie for the latest info.